Pedroia went 5-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and three runs against the Twins on Thursday. He'd been slumping a bit of late, going without a multi-hit game since July 5 and seeing his average dip under .300, but Pedroia bounced back and emphatically lifted it to .304 with this game. The veteran second baseman's been fully healthy this year for the first time in a couple years, and if he can stay that way, he should pile up plenty of second-half counting stats in Boston's powerful offense.
Pedroia went 0-for-4 in Wednesday night's win over the Giants and is 1-for-14 in his last four games. The recent tailspin leaves Pedrioa's season average below .300 for the first time since May 22.
Pedroia went 3-for-6 with a homer and two RBI in Monday's 12-5 win over the Rangers. Pedroia's renaissance season continues along. The second baseman has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games, going 18-for-54 (.333) during that span. Hitting out of the two-hole in the batting order, Pedroia's primary role is to get on base for the middle-of-the-order bats, like Xander Bogaerts and David Ortiz, to drive him in. He's filled the role quite well, getting on base at a .368 clip (highest since 2011) and scoring 52 runs (third on team).
Pedroia got on base four times Thursday against the White Sox, going 2-for-4 with a double, two walks, two RBI and a run. That's three consecutive two-hit games for Pedroia on the heels of a rare rest day; before his day off (well, almost off; he pinch hit) Monday, he'd been in a 1-for-16 slide. Props go to manager John Farrell for getting him a break at the right time, but many more props go to Pedroia for the season he's having, as he's carrying an OPS of .827 -- he hasn't been over .800 since 2011.
Pedroia is out of the lineup for Monday's matchup with the White Sox, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports. Pedroia will get his first rest day since May 18 on Monday. He will sit while Marco Hernandez will start at second and bat ninth.